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110th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                     110-10

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          RUSH HUDSON LIMBAUGH, SR., UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE

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 February 12, 2007.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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Mr. Oberstar, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 342]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

  The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 342) to designate the United States 
courthouse located at 555 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, 
Missouri, as the ``Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr., United States 
Courthouse'', having considered the same, report favorably 
thereon with amendments and recommend that the bill as amended 
do pass.

  The amendments are as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. RUSH HUDSON LIMBAUGH, SR. UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE.

  (a) Designation.--The United States courthouse located at 555 
Independence Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, shall be known and 
designated as the ``Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr., United States 
Courthouse''.
  (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, 
paper, or other record of the United States to the United States 
courthouse referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a 
reference to the ``Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr., United States 
Courthouse''.

    Amend the title so as to read:

    A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 
555 Independence Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as the 
``Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr., United States Courthouse''.

                       PURPOSE OF THE LEGISLATION

    H.R. 342 as amended designates the United States Courthouse 
located at 555 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri as 
the Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr., United States Courthouse.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr. was born in Bollinger County, 
Missouri on September 27, 1891.
    He began his education in a one room school a mile from his 
farm home. He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia 
and in 1914 entered the University of Missouri Law School. He 
skipped his third year of law school, passed the Missouri bar 
exam, and was admitted to practice in 1916.
    Limbaugh was a leading figure in the legal profession for 
his accomplishments not just in Missouri and the United States, 
but around the world. At the time of his death, at the age of 
104, he was still practicing law after nearly eight decades. He 
was the nation's oldest practicing attorney. He argued over 60 
cases before the Missouri Supreme Court. He tried cases before 
the Interstate Commerce Commission, the U.S. Labor Board and 
the Internal Revenue Appellate Division.
    Limbaugh served as City Attorney of Cape Girardeau from 
1917 to 1919. In 1923, he started a law firm that still bears 
his name. From 1942 until 1946 he served as Missouri Counsel 
for the War Emergency Pipelines, through which gasoline was 
transported from Texas and Louisiana to the East Coast as a war 
measure. He was President of the Missouri Bar from 1955 to 
1956. He served on the committee that drafted the 1955 Missouri 
Probate Code and served as Chairman of the Real Property, 
Probate, and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association 
from 1954-1955. Limbaugh also served as Counsel to what is now 
Southeast Missouri State University for over four decades. In 
the early days of Indian independence in the 1950s, the U.S. 
State Department sent him to India to be an ambassador for the 
U.S. legal system.
    He was also active in other areas of civic life. He was 
elected to the Missouri State Legislature from 1931 to 1932, 
where he pressed for the formation of the Missouri State 
Highway Patrol and the consolidation of school districts. He 
served as President of the State Historical Society of Missouri 
from 1956 to 1959. He was also a Sunday school teacher, and a 
member of many local civic organizations including the Boy 
Scouts of America, Centenary United Methodist Church, and the 
Salvation Army.
    Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. died in his home on April 8, 1996.
    Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. will be remembered as more than a 
brilliant attorney; he will also be remembered as a great 
American. As such, it is very appropriate that the United 
States Court House in Cape Girardeau, Missouri be designated 
the ``Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr., United States Courthouse.''

                       SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION

Section 1. Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr., Federal Courthouse

    Section 1(a) designates the courthouse located at 555 
Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri as the Rush 
Hudson Limbaugh Sr., United States Courthouse.
    Section 1(b) declares any reference in law, map, 
regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United 
States to the United States Courthouse referred to in 
subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the Rush 
Hudson Limbaugh, Sr., United States Courthouse.

            LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    In the 109th Congress, H.R. 6055, a bill to designate the 
United States Courthouse located at 555 Independence Street, 
Cape Girardeau as the Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr., United States 
Courthouse was introduced. The bill was referred to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. No further 
action was taken
    On February 6, 2007 the Subcommittee on Economic 
Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management met in 
open session and considered H.R. 342. The Subcommittee 
recommended the bill favorably to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure by voice vote.
    On February 7, 2007 the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session and adopted an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute by voice vote. The amendment deleted 
a comma in the title of the bill. The Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure ordered the bill reported as 
amended to the House by voice vote.

                              RECORD VOTES

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the House of Representatives 
requires each committee report to include the total number of 
votes cast for and against on each record vote on a motion to 
report and on any amendment offered to the measure or matter, 
and the names of those members voting for and against. There 
were no recorded votes taken in connection with ordering H.R. 
342 reported. A motion to order H.R. 342, as amended, reported 
favorably to the House was agreed to by voice vote.

                      COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(I) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in this report.

                          COST OF LEGISLATION

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives does not apply where a cost estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 has been timely submitted prior to the filing of the 
report and is included in the report. Such a cost estimate is 
included in this report.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                  Washington, DC, February 8, 2007.
Hon. James L. Oberstar,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed the following bills as ordered reported by the House 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on February 7, 
2007:
          H.R. 584, a bill to designate the Federal 
        building located at 400 Maryland Avenue, Southwest in 
        the District of Columbia, as the ``Lyndon Baines 
        Johnson Department of Education Building'';
          H.R. 544, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse at South Federal Place in Santa Fe, 
        New Mexico, as the ``Santiage E. Campos United States 
        Courthouse'';
          H.R. 478, a bill to designate the Federal 
        building and United States courthouse located at 101 
        Barr Street in Lexington, Kentucky, as the ``Scott Reed 
        Federal Building and United States Courthouse'';
          H.R. 430, a bill to designate the United 
        States bankruptcy courthouse located at 271 Cadman 
        Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York, as the ``Conrad B. 
        Duberstein United States Bankruptcy Courthouse'';
          H.R. 429, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse located at 225 Cadman Plaza East, 
        Brooklyn, New York, as the ``Hugh L. Carey United 
        States Courthouse'';
          H.R. 399, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse to be constructed in Jackson, 
        Mississippi, as the ``R. Jess Brown United States 
        Courthouse''; and
          H.R. 342, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse located at 555 Independence Street in 
        Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as the ``Rush Hudson 
        Limbaugh, Sr., United States Courthouse.''
    CBO estimates that enactment of these bills would have no 
significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect 
direct spending or revenues. These bills contain no 
intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on 
state, local, or tribal governments. If you wish further 
details on this estimate, we will be pleased to provide them. 
The CBO staff contact is Matthew Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                           Peter R. Orszag,
                                                          Director.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XIII

    1. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(2) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, and 
308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee 
references the report of the Congressional Budget Office 
included in the report.
    2. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goals and objective of this legislation are to 
designate the United States Courthouse located at 555 
Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri as the Rush 
Hudson Limbaugh, Sr. United States Courthouse.
    3. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
Committee has received the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 342 
from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

                     COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XXI

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, H.R. 342 does not contain any congressional 
earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as 
defined in clause 9(d), 9(e), or 9(f) of rule XXI of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives.

                   CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT

    Pursuant to clause (3)(d)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, committee reports on a bill or 
joint resolution of a public character shall include a 
statement citing the specific powers granted to the Congress in 
the Constitution to enact the measure. The Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure finds that Congress has the 
authority to enact this measure pursuant to its powers granted 
under article I, section 8 of the Constitution.

                       FEDERAL MANDATES STATEMENT

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of Federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act (Public Law 104-4).

                        PREEMPTION CLARIFICATION

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local, 
or tribal law. The Committee states that H.R. 342 does not 
preempt any state, local, or tribal law.

                      ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act are created by this 
legislation.

                APPLICABILITY TO THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law 
104-1).

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 342 makes no changes in existing law.